Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!  I spent time with both of my daughters and the grand kids, so mine was fabulous!  I made over 30 cards for my daughter for a Mary Kay promotion that she was running, so needless to say I was a bit swamped with Mother's Day cards.  I thought I'd share a few that I made with you.

The first card is made with a free digi I found at by Nina B Designs.  I colored the hydrangeas with colored pencils and blended them with blending stumps and Goo Gone.  The sentiment is by PSX and the paper by DCWV Once Upon a Time set.

The next card is another freebie digi; this time a DZ Doodles image.  I also used the colored pencil and Goo Gone technique with this one along with a white gel pen for highlights.  Behind the bears is some brown Magic Mesh & this yummy, shiny paper is made by Bo Bunny.  The ribbon is by Heidi Swapp and the corners are finished off with a Fiskars corner punch.

The next card uses the Marcella by Kay paper.  The lace is some of my stash trims that I have from my mom.  The butterfly from Victorine Originals is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on paper that I used the spray starch technique on.  I followed the tutorial on the gg designs Gazette by Deb Lovett, and I really love the results.  I haven't used much of my Pearl Ex, so I was happy to see something I could actually do without having to buy a bunch of other products.  The rhinestones were from packages of bling I bought from Tuesday Morning, but I'm sorry I can't remember who makes them.

Another card I made using the spray starch technique uses a gg designs Floral Mini.  I won this set through the gg designs Gazette, so it pays to check to see if the manufacturer of stamps you love offer any type of incentives.  The sentiment from PSX is stamped on some yummy Paper Temptress paper that I also won!  Guess I've been luckier than I thought lately!  All of the images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The designs on the card stock is made on a Martha Stewart scoring board that I bought at Michael's.  I originally was going to do the embossing the other way too, but I thought it would distract too much from the images.  The bling is some more of my stash rhinestones.

 Hero Arts made this gorgeous Paris Rose image that was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I very lightly colored the image and old writing paper with colored pencils and blended with baby oil.  The design paper was from The Paper Studio and I think the ribbon is May Arts.  I love these easy peasy cards that have such a sophisticated look!

Here's another card using the Swirl Flower made by Hero Arts.  This image was also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock.  This paper is an oldie from The Paper Studio that I've been hoarding.  The ribbon is some more from my stash that I bought from my favorite seller on eBay.  I did add some doodles to this after I took the picture (like it wasn't busy enough!).
The last card for now is another Victorine Originals butterfly that is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used some more of my gorgeous paper using the Spray Starch Technique.  The grey mulberry butterfly was in my stash, but it looked so nice as a shadow with this image.  The lace stamp is an oldie that doesn't have a name on it.  After cutting off the bottom edge of the card, I added rhinestones in the flower centers and on the butterfly's head.  The swirls were a 99 cent package of stickers from Target.

I can never seem to make a bunch of the same cards when I'm making so many.  I get side-tracked by all the paper or images I want to use.  I guess that's why we hoard stuff, so we have things to use for big projects like this.  Maybe this is why I teamed up with Operation Write Home, but instead of using up my stash it gave me an excuse to buy more! lol 
~~  Lee  ~~
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #18 Cute and Cuddly
Simple Doodles - #17 You're on My Mind
Hand Full of Stamps - #27 Just a Little Dottie!
Paper Play Challenges - Week 18 Stamp/Digi and Bling
Fab 'N' Funky Challenges - Challenge #22 Show Us Your Funky Edge
Flutter By Wednesdays - #108 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenges -  #34 Summer Creation
For Fun Challenges - A Card for Mom
Raise the Bar - Challenge #17 For Mom
If the Shoe Fits - #33 For Mom
CCEE Stampers - Mother's Day
No Time To Stamp? - #138 Mother's Day
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - As You Like It
Lexi's Creations - #13 Animals
Gingersnap Creations - GC52 Kraft (or Light Tan)
Creative Craft Challenges - Bloomin Marvellous
Guess I should post more of the cards I make all of the time so I can enter more challenges! lol


Deb Neerman said...

WoW! These are all so beautiful! Wonderful job with the coloring!!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" Mother's Day challenge!

Hermine said...

They all look great

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your cards are all lovely! You've been busy!

Lexi said...

Fabulous cards hunni :D Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Katie said...

Great selection of cards, love the Cute and Cuddly one!
Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

Helen Dooley said...

Beautiful cards Lee. I really like them all. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week.

BethieJ said...

ALL of your cards are FANTASTIC!!! Good for you for getting so many done!!!
Thanks for joining us at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

pinky said...

gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy

my5bratz said...

great batch of cards, thanks for joiniing us at FnF :0)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Great work! Thanks for joining the WhoopsiDaisy Challenge this time.

Anna said...

Beautiful artwork! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week!

Mandy said...

Beautiful selection of cards.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Trish Hughes said...

great cards, you have been busy!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO, SD, and HFOS.

~*Joni said...

Oh my word Lee! You are a card making guru! Your work is so happy and full of love. I am a huge hydrangea fan, and also a friend of Nina - be sure to let her know that you used her image!!!
Wonderful job, thank you so much for joining us again at Raise The Bar this week!

Scrappy said...

These are all fabtastic! So
creative! Thanks for Piling it On
with us this week! We hope you'll
join us again next week!

Scrapaddict said...

Beautiful cards! Love the one with the butterfly! Thanks for joining Simple Doodles!

Shirley Quarry-wannabcre8tive said...

All of your cards are just beautiful. My favorite is the first one. Thanks for joining us in the CCEE challenge.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What beautiful card!! Gorgeous layouts, ribbon, and images!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!!

Nana said...

Beautiful set of cards! Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week!
hugs Nana

Illy said...

Great cards!!!!
Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

Crystal said...

WOW these are fabulous creations!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Angelwood said...

These cards are so pretty! Wow! Love them! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions! hugs, Angela


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